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ID

CWE CATEGORY: DEPRECATED: Technology-Specific Input Validation Problems

Category ID: 100
+ Summary
This category has been deprecated. It was originally intended as a "catch-all" for input validation problems in technologies that did not have their own CWE, but introduces unnecessary depth to the hierarchy.
+ Vulnerability Mapping Notes

Usage: Prohibited

(this CWE ID must not be used to map to real-world vulnerabilities)

Reasons: Category, Deprecated

Rationale:

This CWE has been deprecated. It is also a Category. Using categories for mapping has been discouraged since 2019. Categories are informal organizational groupings of weaknesses that can help CWE users with data aggregation, navigation, and browsing. However, they are not weaknesses in themselves.

Comments:

See the summary, which might have suggestions for other CWEs to consider.
+ Content History
+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2006-07-19
(CWE Draft 3, 2006-07-19)
PLOVER
+ Modifications
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigital
updated Time_of_Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2009-05-27CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Related_Attack_Patterns
2009-10-15CWE Content TeamMITRE
changed from weakness to category, updated Relationships, added Taxonomy_Mapping
2009-10-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings, Type
2010-04-05CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Related_Attack_Patterns
2012-05-11CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2014-07-30CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2017-01-19CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Relationships
2017-11-08CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Description, Name, Related_Attack_Patterns, Relationships, Taxonomy_Mappings, Time_of_Introduction, Type
2023-06-29CWE Content TeamMITRE
updated Mapping_Notes
+ Previous Entry Names
Change DatePrevious Entry Name
2017-11-08Technology-Specific Input Validation Problems
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